What is a LCA study and why did we conduct such a study?

LCA, or Life Cycle Assessment, measures the environmental impact of a product from beginning to end. These insights help us implement targeted improvements, such as optimizing packaging and sourcing ingredients closer to home for greater sustainability.

Our environmental Impact

Did you know that two pieces of First Energy Gum contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee or an energy drink? But there's more! We conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on our gum to understand its carbon footprint. While analyzing the data, we discovered that the carbon footprint of 2 First Energy Gums (80 mg of caffeine) is lower than that of a cup of coffee (80 mg of caffeine) and much lower than that of an energy drink (80 mg of caffeine).

Our environmental Impact

Did you know that two pieces of First Energy Gum contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee or an energy drink? But there's more! We conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on our gum to understand its carbon footprint. While analyzing the data, we discovered that the carbon footprint of 2 First Energy Gums (80 mg of caffeine) is lower than that of a cup of coffee (80 mg of caffeine) and much lower than that of an energy drink (80 mg of caffeine).

Comparing Carbon Footprints

The carbon footprint of 2 First Energy Gums (80 mg of caffeine) is lower than that of a cup of coffee (80 mg of caffeine) and much lower than that of an energy drink (80 mg of caffeine).

This is partly due to the efficiency in the production and transport of our gums compared to the energy-intensive processes of coffee and energy drinks. For us at First Energy Gum, this was an aha moment, as sustainability is a core value of our company. It’s great that our gum not only provides a convenient and quick energy boost but also has a lower carbon footprint. Bam!

This Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study was conducted by the sustainability consultants at stripeblue.com (cradle-to-gate research) and is based on the best available information and methodologies, but includes necessary assumptions and limitations. The results are intended to help understand potential environmental impacts and should be seen as indicative, not as the sole basis for decision-making, as changes in assumptions or data could lead to different outcomes.

This is partly due to the efficiency in the production and transport of our gums compared to the energy-intensive processes of coffee and energy drinks. For us at First Energy Gum, this was an aha moment, as sustainability is a core value of our company. It’s great that our gum not only provides a convenient and quick energy boost but also has a lower carbon footprint. Bam!

This Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study was conducted by the sustainability consultants at stripeblue.com and is based on the best available information and methodologies, but includes necessary assumptions and limitations. The results are intended to help understand potential environmental impacts and should be seen as indicative, not as the sole basis for decision-making, as changes in assumptions or data could lead to different outcomes.

Transporting First Energy Gum is more efficient, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint than energy drinks.

1 pallet First contains as much energy as over 10 pallets of energy drinks.
By choosing First Energy Gum, consumers can reduce their personal carbon footprint compared to consuming energy drinks.